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Ford Plans A Focus ST Diesel.. For Europe

Mar 25 2014 08:05 AM | Ford News
The elephant in the room with diesel hot hatches is the Volkswagen GTD, but another automaker wants to give it a run for its money. Auto Express reports that Ford is planning a Focus ST with a diesel heart. Mark Fields, Ford’s chief operating officer made the announcement at a dinner during the Geneva Motor Show.
 
The Focus ST Diesel will utilize a 2.0L four-cylinder diesel with 182 horsepower. The engine can hit 60 MPH in eight seconds or so. The diesel model will feature the same suspension and steering tune as the standard ST.
 
No word on a release date, but the model will be for Europe only.
 
Source: Auto Express
 
William Maley is a staff writer for...


Rumorpile: Ford Dropping Some Girth From The Next-Gen Taurus

Mar 19 2014 01:35 PM | Ford News
Usually the rule with vehicles is that the older they get, the heavier and bigger they become. The Ford Taurus mostly follows this rule. Outside the car is big and heavy, while the interior isn't. It can be best described as a rolling sensory deprivation tank. However a new report from Edmunds says the next-generation Taurus plans to rectify that.
 
A source tells Edmunds that Ford plans a major weight-loss plan for the Taurus. It begins with a modified Fusion platform that will be extended and widened for the Taurus. 
 
"The problem with today's Taurus is that it is overweight and even the high performance SHO is not really competitive. With all the power from the (365-horsepower) V6 EcoBoost, it...


The 2015 Ford Expedition: Where Are The Changes?

Feb 18 2014 06:15 PM | Ford News
The era of the full-size, body-on-frame SUV is slowly coming to end, with many automakers transitioning towards crossovers. However, there are still those who still want full-size SUVs and automakers like Ford are ready to fill that need. Case in point is the 2015 Expedition which will debut tomorrow at the 2014 DFW Auto Show in Dallas.
 
Following in the footsteps of the 2015 Lincoln Navigator which debuted back in January, the Expedition trades in the 5.4L V8 for the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine. Ford doesn't list any power or fuel economy numbers, saying they'll be released sometime later. A six-speed automatic is the sole transmission choice. Other mechanical changes include a new electric power steering system which t...


Rumorpile: Diesel, 10-Speed In The Cards For The F-150

Feb 03 2014 08:25 AM | William Maley in Ford News


Even though Ford has just announced the new F-150 back in January, the automaker is already working on improvements that will be coming down the line.   The Truth About Cars reports that Ford is working on a 3.0L V6 diesel engine, codenamed...



Rumorpile: Ford Working On A Business Case For Fiesta RS

Jan 09 2014 11:15 AM | William Maley in Ford News


Rumors are once again flying on the Ford Fiesta RS. Auto Express has learned from sources that Ford has a Fiesta RS in the product plans and is trying to work on a business case for one.   The proposed Fiesta RS will use a hopped-up version of the...





Ford CEO Alan Mulally Says He's Staying At Ford

Jan 08 2014 08:45 AM | William Maley in Ford News


In recent months, rumors have been flying as to Ford CEO Alan Mulally stepping down to become the new CEO for Microsoft. The rumors and questions to Ford about Mulally's future got so bad that the board called a special meeting late last year to press...



Rumorpile: Next-Generation F-150 Delayed By Issues With Aluminum

Dec 11 2013 02:35 PM | William Maley in Ford News


William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com December 11, 2013   The Ford F-150 is a very important model for the blue oval since it's the top seller and one of the key ways Ford makes a profit. With a new model on the horizon, it has been rumo...